Palestinian man forced to demolish own home in O. J’lem

Israeli municipality in occupied Jerusalem forced on Tuesday a Palestinian to demolish his own home in Issawiya town under the pretext of being built without permit.

Issawiya local committee member Muhammad Abu al-Hummus affirmed that the notified house was built nearly a year ago on an area of 120-square-meter where a family of five members, including three children, are living.

Israeli occupation authorities had recently targeted the house under the pretext of being built without permit, he added.

The homeowner, Mahmoud Firas, was forced to demolish his own home in order to avoid paying costly municipality demolition fees.